Category Archives: Bombshells

Remembering Gay Trailblazer Michael Greer

Actor Michael Greer was known for his stand-up comedy, especially his famous "Mona Lisa" routine, where he would play the famous subject while holding a frame around himself. Comedy gold. https://youtu.be/gaSvb_a6BxA But he was even more famous for playing two flamboyantly gay characters — Malcolm in The Gay Deceivers (1969) and Queenie in Fortune and Men's…
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Past & Curious: ‘Butch’ Shocker, Notre Dame Gutted & More

Links to the past with relevance today: Classic team (Image via 20th Century Fox) EW: Ninety-year-old Burt Bacharach admitted at the TCM Classic Film Festival this weekend that "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" almost didn't make the cut in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969). Nailed it! (Image via Fortune Creative) THE GREEN…
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‘Madame X’: The Mother of All Lana Turner Movies

On March 3, 1966, the film that would become screen legend Lana Turner's (1921-1995) final starring role in a major production — she was just 45 — was released: Madame X. One of many stylish touches from the film (Image via Universal) As well-trod a story in 1966 as A Star Is Born was in…
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Past & Curious: ‘Grease,’ Too?, Debbie Does Aerobics & More!

Links to the past with relevance today: In the prequel, will Sandy be in her 20s? (GIF via Paramount) BOING BOING: The movie version of Grease (1978) may be getting a prequel. Are you excited for it, or are you too hopelessly devoted to the original? This is me. (Image by Matthew Rettenmund) TWITTER: A…
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Past & Curious: Body of Missing Mouseketeer Found?

Links to the past with relevance today ... Day's car was found in the possession of two strangers last year. (Image via Disney) VARIETY: Dennis Day (b. 1942), an original Mouseketeer, had been reported missing by his husband a year ago. Now, authorities have found human remains on his property — and it appears they…
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Past & Curious: Brando, ‘Pet Sematary,’ Trebek & More!

Links from the past with relevance today: Great actor, and could've coasted on his looks! (Image via movie still) GR8ERDAYS (PLEASE FOLLOW): Brando was born 95 years ago this week. He's already been gone 15 years! Pet out (GIF via Paramount) L.A. TIMES: Director Mary Lambert, 67, reminsces about her struggle to get female-centered movies…
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Past & Curious: ‘Twilight’s’ Latest Gleaming & More!

Links to the past with relevance today: Rod-like (Image via CBS) NYT: Why Twilight Zone (1959-1964) still works. Mime examples (Image via video still) KENNETH IN THE (212): Shields (b. 1951 & Yarnell (1944-2010) really are difficult to explain to millennials. I mean yeah, mimes, but ... how'd they land so many prime-time gigs? It…
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A Look Back at Joan Crawford’s Last Good Role

In honor of Joan Crawford's birthday — she was born on March 23, but the year could have been 1904, 1906, 1908 or 1909 — please enjoy this loving tribute to her performance on the Night Gallery episode "Eyes" (November 8, 1969), directed by 22-year-old Steven Spielberg (b. 1946). She wants to SEE! (Image via…
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Charo’s Emotional Thank-You Video to Fans

A month after the shocking suicide of her husband, singer Charo, 68 or 78 (depending on source), has taken to Facebook to emotionally thank her fans for all the support they've offered. The enduring icon is hurting, but soldiering on! (Image via head shot) "Hola, amigos," she says, dressed in a cute, short, yellow dress…
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